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Exercise & depression

March 25, 2017
3 good reasons to exercise to help depression.

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Self treatment for sore upper shoulders

March 11, 2017
Find out how to ease sore neck & shoulders without paying someone else to do it.

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A meat eaters guide to muscle

December 10, 2016
A look at tenderness in muscles

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The health benefits of Jaffa Cakes

December 3, 2016
It's winter. I've ditched running for  Jaffa Cakes. Yes, I know it's bad, but  not quite as bad as it sounds.

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Overuse

November 12, 2016
Over-used muscles become sore: find out more and  what you can do about it...

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Top 5 reasons to get a sports massage

October 29, 2016
What are the main reasons that people come for a sports massage?

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Why should I get a sports massage?

September 24, 2016
The top 3 reasons for getting a sports massage...

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weight loss - there's an app for that

June 11, 2016
Thinking of a fitness or weight loss app? Get the low-down 1st...

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Spit or swallow?

April 23, 2016
Spit  or swallow? Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire answer the age old question...

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Vitamin B12

March 12, 2016
When does taking vitamin B12 become doping?

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Time to get fit

February 20, 2016
Fancy getting fit again? Here's a great programme from the NHS: Couch to 5K

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Protein & Sport

January 9, 2016

What did the body builder say when the health food shop ran out of protein powder? "No Whey?!"

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Why you shouldn't make new year resolutions

December 26, 2015
Troy Martin, Hitchin-based Nutritionist and and Functional Fitness Coach talks about New Year Resolutions - and why we shouldn't make them.

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Bill & Alison’s stories – massage & managing depression

December 19, 2015
The stories of how 2 clients use to sports massage to help them keep going...

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Black friday special - online resources

November 28, 2015
This weekend saw Black Friday- so in honour of our latest American import, here's a blog listing useful online resoruces relating to sports injuries and sports massage.

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Why I hate foam rollers

October 17, 2015
Foam rollers - love 'em or hate 'em? Pretty much I hate them...

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The health benefits of chocolate?

September 19, 2015
What are the benefits of chocolate?

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How much caffeine in a cup of coffee?

July 18, 2015
So how much caffeine is actually in your daily Starbucks? Er, more than you might think...

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Tony's story - the scalene muscles

July 4, 2015
Tony suffered from neck ache when he tried to move his head sideways. Find out what was wrong and how it got fixed...

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Learn how to get rid of aches and pains in your neck and shoulders

May 30, 2015
Learn how to get rid of aches and pains in your shoulders, neck and upper back at a FREE workshop on Monday 8th June in Hitchin.

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Self help for sore neck and shoulders

March 7, 2015
Learn some self-help tips to help relieve sore shoulders and neck.

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Ted's story - deep tissue massage

January 17, 2015
Ever wondered what's involved in a deep tissue massage? Read Ted's story and find out.

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Gyms in Hitchin and Letchworth

January 3, 2015
If your New Year's resolution this year is to join a gym, then here's a round-up of some in the local area.

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How much caffeine is too much?

December 20, 2014
The website caffeineinformer.com will let you know how much of your favourite coffee or energy drink you can drink in one goe without killing yourself (for me it's 141 espresso shots!). In this blog post I tackle something a little more useful, though actually quite tricky - how much is the right amount of coffee to drink?

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Runners - how good are your glutes?

October 4, 2014
If you have perennial aches, pains or injury in your legs, it could be that the problem is in your glutes. Learn about the recruitment order of muscles in the biomechanics of gait (walking and running) - and why your bum is so important.

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